No matter what mini you choose for your kid, it’s imperative that you provide parental supervision at all times. We go by the
motto “a family that rides together stays together.”
❏ It’s been years since there has
been any major advancement in the
youth ATV segment, especially from
the major OEMs. When Yamaha put
double A-arms on the Raptor 90 that
was big news, but since then, they
have went back to a single-A-arm
setup. The rest of the manufacturers
have been re-releasing older 90s and
50s for ages.
This year Polaris did something to
their line that was totally unexpected.
They not only upped the cc of the
Sportsman and Outlaw minis and
call them 110s, they added electronic
fuel injection. For now, the pair of
kids’ quads are the only ones with
that feature. Polaris calls one mini an
Outlaw and has a sporty appearance,
and their other unit is a utility-type
two-wheel-drive mini set up for work
or fun. Both have an MSRP of $3099.
Polaris makes their kid-sized
Sportsman and Outlaw chassis
slightly larger than what the
competition offers. Between the two,
the Sportsman is slightly heavier at
292 pounds and carries about a half-gallon more gas. Its racks are rated for
15 pounds up front and 30 out back.
Both machines are 36. 75 inches wide,
Polaris puts a rider’s age recommendation of 10 years and older on their new minis.
This a small 12-year-old who fits perfectly.
61. 25 inches long and 38. 5 inches tall.
For comparison, Kawasaki’s KFX90
is an inch narrower and 5 inches
shorter, as well as $500 cheaper.
When we let the neighborhood kids
take the two machines for a spin,
smaller 10-year-olds fit just fine and
could manage the machines around
a small track with no problems. Bigger
kids around 12 years old started
looking a little big for the machine but
still had a blast sliding them around.
In fact, adults can actually fit quite
well on both of these quads. From
SPORTSMAN & OUTLAW 110